Trump Administration introduces new rule to keep immigrant children in detention indefinitely.

By |2018-09-07T13:49:13-08:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

It’s like this administration is desperate to be the worst one in history. 

Courtesy of NBC News

The Trump administration announced a new rule Thursday that would allow immigrant children with their parents to be held in detention indefinitely, upending a ban on indefinite detention that has been in place for 20 years.

The rule, proposed by the departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services, goes into effect in 60 days and will allow Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to keep children with their mothers in detention facilities while their cases for asylum play out in court.

A DHS official said the average length of stay for adults with pending court cases is currently 39 days. However, court backlogs can drag out the time an immigrant must wait in detention for a court hearing.

Until now, children have been released with their parents after 20 days. Earlier this year, the Trump administration sought to get around that rule by separating parents from their children and holding parents in detention while children were placed in the care of HHS.

A DHS official speaking on the condition of anonymity said the purpose of the rulemaking is to terminate the 1997 Flores settlement agreement that said children could not be held in detention longer than 20 days. The result may mean the issue is taken to appellate courts or even the Supreme Court.

And as we know Trump is currently trying to push through his hand-picked Supreme Court nominee so that policies like this will not be struck down by the courts. 

So this is how America ends. 

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  1. Beaglemom September 7, 2018 at 5:59 am

    Each day the Republicans manage to do something that sets this country spiraling deeper into the abyss of totalitarianism. Why do Republicans hate the United States of America so much? Because they do hate this country – despite wrapping themselves in the flag at every opportunity. Not one of them cares about the Constitution or basic human rights. What a shameful lot they all are, not just the ones in Washington but the Republicans in charge of any governmental bodies anywhere in the country.

    So the children stolen from their parents at the border will be kept here indefinitely – with no hope of being reunited with their families. The media deserted them; they were quite the item until the third wife sported her disgraceful jacket to visit a selected few of the children in Texas. (That whole scene reminded me of the visit, much vaunted by the Nazis, of the International Red Cross to the concentration camp Theresinstadt [not spelled correctly, I apologize].)

    Here in Michigan today, there’s been another blow to voters’ rights on Election Day. The Republicans tried in 2016 to eliminate straight-party voting, long a tradition here, because our GOP governor thought that voters should know more about each individual candidate (how remarkably considerate of him). At the time, a court reversed the move but it has been reinstated by a federal Appeals Court, obviously controlled by Republicans. So, not only do Republicans not care about innocent children taken from their families at the border, but they do not care about citizens and their voting rights. Republicans know full well that, in urban areas people have less time to vote (either before or after their work days) so why not make it take much longer? They are also well aware that the majority of urban voters are registered Democrats And, undoubtedly, once again the GOP in Michigan will manage to make sure that voters in Detroit have thousands of non-functioning voting machines on hand. There is a GOP conspiracy to end our right to participate in our government.

    And then, of course, Republicans are not above stealing elections outright – think 2000, 2004 and 2016. Once in power, Republicans ride roughshod over the Constitution and fail to govern responsibly.

    Let’s surprise them all and vote for Democrats wherever their names appear on November’s ballots. If you live in a state where you can vote a straight ticket – mark the Democratic Party, if you live in a state where you have to choose the candidate at each level, choose Democrats for every position. It’s time for Americans to tell the Republicans that they cannot continue to besmirch our country’s reputation and to destroy our country’s system of government.

    • Anonymous September 7, 2018 at 11:56 am

      to make sure that voters in Detroit have thousands of non-functioning voting machines on hand.
      they got all new voting machines right after the 2016 election, very convenient since the number of ballots didn’t match the number of people signed in to vote. all the old machines were destroyed.

      I have a feeling most people in MI do not vote straight ticket anyway, we have King Rick a republican governor and both our US Senators are Democrats. Also in Oakland County we have been trying to get rid of a few republicans, yet the county voted for both Hillary and Senator Peters (D).

  2. Je$u$ September 7, 2018 at 6:51 am

    “Unless you’re a white MALE person in this country, you don’t matter to them.” or ME.

  3. anónimo September 7, 2018 at 6:57 am

    “For the record, he receives most of his financial backing from the Koch Brothers and their donor network.) t “Rubber Stamp Ron” ! “has been an administrator of a white nationalist Facebook group. This has allowed him to show his true racist colors for all the world to see. In short, he is a confirmed racist, and doesn’t even try to hide it, which he thinks will help him win the governorship of a deep South state.”

    DeSantis won the GOP nomination by sucking up to Donald Trump as much as possible. He made a disgusting TV ad where he used his young children as props as he taught them how to build a wall with toy blocks while he read excerpts to them from one of Trump’s books.

    After winning the nomination by being the most pro-Trump candidate, he immediately went full-blown racist on his African American opponent, Andrew Gillum, the current mayor of Tallahassee. He said that electing Gillum would “monkey up” the state of Florida.”
    “What he didn’t know — and what his campaign advisers didn’t tell him — is that his new running mate, Jeanette Nuñez, was a strongly anti-Trump Mario Rubio supporter during the 2016 presidential primaries. In fact, she went so far as expressing herself on Twitter writing (in a tweet that has since been deleted). She wrote:

    “Wake up Florida voters, Trump is the biggest con-man there is.”

    She also added the hashtags “#supportsKKK” and “#nevertrump,” before endorsing Rubio.

    Even though the tweet was deleted after DeSantis named her his running mate, the damage has been done.”

  4. Anonymous September 7, 2018 at 9:50 am

    There are some people who are content bitching about Hiel Hitler Trump and his cohorts who are running rampage all over our countries most cherished ideals, and doing whatever the hell comes to their lack of compassion minds. Then there are some people who will go out to vote in hopes that Putin hasn’t infiltrated the booth’s system. Then there are those that are running against the Rs and have gotten a lot of support. But please put in to mind that Putin is gloating as he has bought down our country with the aid and ebed of the Trump family, and anyone connected to them. Putin likes to do things that you can’t prove. Like poisoning people. You know who did it, you just can’t prove it. You know who annexed Crimea but they wore military outfits with no identification. You know who poisoned the Ukraine president at the time but Putin smiles at him, and nothing can be proved or spoken out loud. Now, we know that Putin had his hands in disemboweling our country’s great plans for democracy and no one, I mean no one can prove it. Even as Donald Trump lies to the public each time he opens his mouth, everyone is acting like Putin is not behind this. Putin is like climate change. You deny, deny, until it’s too late.

  5. Anonymous September 7, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    So I guess the so called “resistance group” was asleep at the wheel when this got by them, or Steve Miller is the head of the group and any anti immigrant policy gets the go ahead.

    This is the problem with a nut for a president, he can always weasel his way out of things by saying the “others” went behind his back.

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